I was looking through old tater tot posts to figure out what episode I was on, and it turns out I never wrote a 20th episode.
This immediately made me think of this song:
Because Anna (and Ella) watched this show like Billy Ray Cyrus was paying them to do it.
This leads me perfectly into my first topic!
GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S HER BIRTHDAY
Our oldest daughter is “legal” this month. I can’t believe she is old enough to knock back a brewski.
I mean, let’s be honest, she’s in college and it’s been happening WAY before this month. But now it’s legal. 😉
Welcome to being an “official” adult, sweet girl!
It’s all downhill from here.
Love you, sweet Annie!
A LITTLE BIT ALEXIS
I’m sharing this because I needed it to be somewhere in case I am having a rough day. I had a hard time finding it anywhere online, so here you go:
Watch whenever you need to.
CREAM OF WHEAT OR OATMEAL?
I saw this on Twitter last month and it was making me laugh because it was causing quite a stir (no pun intended).
Especially among those who live in the Midwest.
Who knew that you were supposed to eat Cream of Wheat?
My name is Kari, I grew up in Ohio and I ate Cream of Wheat with syrup and butter.
How about you?
Speaking of breakfast, what do we think of this recipe: bacon s’mores?
I know I missed the mark with last month’s stomach-turning recipe of creme egg brownies, but this one might be better.
READ ‘EM AND WEEP
Currently, I am reading four books.
I DON’T KNOW WHO THE HELL I AM EITHER. Call the authorities.
So I thought I would share my monthly favorites with you in tater tot posts.
Click on the image and it will take you to Bookshop.org, which supports local bookstores.
Or look for it at your local library.
This made me think in ways I haven’t before. I already have two of her other books on hold.
I didn’t go searching for this book; it found me. I was picking up my holds at the library and found this at the checkout. I recommend this for every single one of us.
This is my current soul homework book. I have had to renew this TWICE. It has taken me so long to read it because it is deep, but man, it is so good. *
*Update- I gave up. I began reading other books in place and I am much happier. But give this one a try if you are looking for a way to meditate that is on a different level. I may try this again.
This is part of my soul homework because I found his book through my maze o’ books. At first, it was a little hard to get into this book because it is filled with little poem-like snippets of wisdom. Here is one:
Grace is everything.
Grace is another name for what we are.
Grace is undefinable, the ever perfect, timeless.
It is that in which the apparent timeful plays
as names and forms in their brief dance as life.
We are the experience and simultaneously
the witness of this experience.
Grace is that which calls you away from the chaos,
away from the noise of the world.
Grace is the same as peace,
but there is no peacekeeper
nor anyone being silent.
Grace is the breath of the self.
There are 300 pages of this. Some are more interesting than others. So I am taking notes.
LINKS O’ THE MONTH
WATCH THIS, PLEASE
I wrote about comedians a few months ago, and someone messaged me about Tom Papa and I listened. Holy hell. Mike and I were cry-laughing at this one.
This documentary hooked us. Who WILL grow our food when all the farmers retire? As a granddaughter of a farmer, I urge you to watch.
I found this gem from my childhood:
If you love that one, then you will love this too:
Have you watched this yet?
This was wonderful. If you watch one documentary this month, make this the one.
As you can tell, we love documentaries. This one was slow-starting, but it’s an intriguing one. We had lots of thoughts, so if you watch it, I would love a discussion in the comments.
Again, I would love to have a discussion in the comments after you’ve watched it.
And BuzzFeed has this list of Best Movies To Watch Only Once.
I’ve only seen a handful of them but wanted to get your thoughts.
LISTEN TO THIS
Annie makes me laugh so hard when she often sends me songs she “finds” and says things like, “MOM! LISTEN TO THIS SONG!”:
I mean, it IS a great song.
Here are other songs I’ve been listening to on auto-repeat lately:
I wake Ella up in the morning with this song:
This is such an upbeat song. Dance in your kitchen to it.
This is a great chill song.
I love both songs so the mix of them together makes me happy and dancey.
LOOK AT THIS
And even though I watched little of the game, this was my favorite Super Bowl commercial:
Enjoy Annie’s birthday month.
Spring is coming.